Sustainable development and sustainability are concepts promoted as the basis for sound future development and economic growth, and they are terms shaping much of the mainstream environmental movement. Pollution prevention (P2) should be recognized as a core part of sustainable development and long term planning. Fusing these two movements or world-views can make both more successful in solving environmental problems. P2 approaches and technologies can assist business and communities in implementing sustainability.
"Sustainability means meeting the needs of today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs" -Bruntland Report, 1987. OCAPP provides information about sustainability to assist businesses, governments and educators that are interested in defining sustainability and the role that pollution prevention plays in sustainable planning.